Pine Nut Paprika Houmous

So today is the two year anniversary of happyspinach etc.  I really do wish I was more prepared for it (i.e., a cake recipe), but I just found out about it when I logged on to post this houmous recipe.  My blog certainly has come a long way since my first embarrassing post, and it has certainly […]

Bacon Meatloaf

“Hope “Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, “Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” Alfred Tennyson Happy New Year, guys!  Cheers to 2014! BACON MEATLOAF Adapted from the Pioneer Woman. 250 mL / 1 cup whole milk 6 slices of bread, about 250 grams 230 grams / 8 ounces ground pork 685 grams / […]

Mung Bean and Walnut Houmous

Lately I have been very restless.  I want to go do something exciting and adventurous.  Go on a road trip, perhaps?  To somewhere not terribly famous, but quaint and rustic and charming and just plum-dandy wonderful! It’s actually very strange for me to want to go on a road trip.  I tend to not feel […]

Portobello Mushroom and Lentil Burgers

Let’s talk about vegetarian burgers. Okay, so I admit that most vegetarian burgers suck.  They are dry and flavorless, or they are flavorful but chocked full of who-knows-what.  Not to mention that they’re generally comprised of carbs with minimal veggies and protein, which makes slapping them on a bun gastronomically redundant.  This burger is none of those things.  […]

Garlic Houmous

It’s funny how new things can change your perspective.  For instance, ever since I’ve become a sort of “amateur food photographer/stylist” I’ve begun to look at photography in a completely new light.  Another example is the book I’ve been reading, Figures of Speech.  It’s the most witty, novel book written by Arthur Quinn (most certainly worth […]